"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by nature for herself..."
--- William Shakespeare
A working vacation. I took time off from my preparations for Looptopia for an escape north into Wisconsin. Despite the storms, the scenery as you can see was lovely. I needed to get out of the city and the narrow confines of my routine.
I was there to work with Rick, a maestro of welding.
I redesigned my throne for Lawn Nation to have a copper back and arm rests and as I haven't done welding in over 20 years, I had to ask a pro. I was fascinated. He made it look so easy. There weren't the huge tanks with which I had learned, just a small torch, welding wax, silver / lead welding wire and copper tubes.
His pal Lucky did the wood work. I couldn't believe it. Between the two of them, the whole thing was made in under 3 hours. It goes to show you what can be done with the proper tools and some know-how.
Afterward Rick and Carol Lou treated me to lunch at the Lakeside Diner. Aahhh, a beer, some fettucine, good scenery and lots of conversation, I was indeed on vacation.